BioFit News

March 13, 2013

Bowling Green, OH—2013 marks the 20th anniversary of BioFit Engineered Products, a worldwide leader in workplace furnishings located in northwest Ohio. In their two decades, the company has witnessed incredible changes in their industry, and their ability to meet that change has led to equally incredible success and growth.

BioFit officially established itself in 1993, having evolved from stool manufacturer Ajusto, and with that came a renewed commitment to providing a variety of furnishing solutions across a full spectrum of work spaces, from educational and interior design environments to healthcare, laboratory and industrial settings. “Each of these environments has their own specific requirements,” says BioFit president Ed Metzger, “but all of them require quality engineering that stands up to rigorous use and delivers full ergonomic support.”

As a result, he adds, BioFit has placed durability and ergonomics at the center of their manufacturing and design.

“The human body hasn’t changed much in the last 20 years,” Metzger adds, “but our understanding of the importance of ergonomics has developed considerably.

As we come to realize more about the impact posture has on health and productivity, BioFit has developed seating that offers the adjustability and support that enables people to change their position throughout the workday—and that’s really the key to ergonomics.”

That ability to adapt also makes BioFit adept at providing for new markets as they emerge. Advancements throughout laboratory and high-tech environments rendered once-acceptable levels of clean room capability no longer sufficient, and BioFit worked to develop upholstery that delivers results to the highest industry standard—ISO 3/Class 1. The company had been providing electrostatic discharge (ESD) seating in operating rooms and munitions plants (two places where even a tiny spark could have explosive consequences), and brought that innovation to other work environments as well.

Static can also cause damage to sophisticated microchips, so the need for ESD seating in high-tech environments became equally imperative. BioFit helped develop upholstery that featured a layer of carbon underneath the outer layer. This prevents carbon from flaking off into the delicate environment of the clean room and ensures anti-static properties. BioFit has also been instrumental in the development of clean room testing standards that are used throughout these industries.

Ed Metzger credits the company’s twenty years of achievement to the dedicated team of BioFit professionals who deliver quality products and innovative engineering year after year. According to Metzger, “We are very proud to have remained successful in such a competitive field, and we look forward to delivering quality furnishings in the next twenty years.”

Located in Bowling Green, Ohio, BioFit Engineered Products is a leading manufacturer and global provider of LEED-compliant office chairs and stools, GREENGUARD-certified mobile tables, carts and specialty products for healthcare, education, laboratory, industrial, technology and office environments. Visit www.biofit.com or call 800.597.0246 for more information.



February 13, 2013

BioFit Engineered Products, a leader in furnishing solutions for workplaces worldwide, is dedicated to the idea that worker safety and productivity can be improved significantly through the use of ergonomics. In 2013, they are encouraging industrial workplaces and businesses everywhere to make a resolution to incorporate ergonomics in order to help create a work environment with fewer injuries and greater performance.

All BioFit products are designed with ergonomics in mind, including our full line of seating solutions.

By offering full adjustability, a seat that allows for even weight distribution, lumbar support and a five-legged pedestal base, BioFit chairs and stools help protect workers from the musculoskeletal disorders and repetitive motion injuries that can occur when workers are unable to change their position for long periods of time.

Studies also show that the right ergonomics can increase worker productivity. When people have the freedom to move naturally over the course of a work day, they are better equipped to remain attentive, and that has been proven to enhance performance among workers as their workdays extend to eight hours and beyond.

To that end, BioFit offers a complete line of seating solutions that are specifically engineered to meet the demands of various industrial settings. Many seating options are built from rugged polypropylene that can withstand the rigors of the workday, while others are self-skinned with durable urethane that resists water, chemicals, inks and paints. A variety of backrests and upholsteries are also available to suit the specifics of individual workspaces. And all BioFit industrial seating is engineered to last and is backed by a 13-year warranty. BioFit also works with specifiers to create custom furnishings when needed. For more information, visit www.biofit.com/ien, or call 800.597.0246.



January 15, 2013

BioFit Engineered Products, a leader in furnishing solutions for workplaces worldwide, is dedicated to improving worker safety and productivity through the use of ergonomics. In 2013, the company is encouraging laboratories and other workplaces to make a resolution to place increased emphasis on incorporating ergonomics in order to help create work environments with fewer injuries and greater performance.

“All BioFit products are designed with ergonomics in mind, including our full line of seating solutions,” says Ed Metzger, president of BioFit. “By offering full adjustability, a seat that allows for even weight distribution, lumbar support and a five-legged pedestal base, our chairs and stools help protect workers from the musculoskeletal disorders and repetitive motion injuries that can occur when workers are unable to change their position for long periods of time.”

Studies also show that the right ergonomics can increase worker productivity. “When people have the freedom to move naturally over the course of a work day,” Metzger adds, “they are better equipped to remain attentive, and that has been proven to enhance performance among workers as their workdays extend to eight hours and beyond.”

 To that end, BioFit offers a complete line of seating solutions that are specifically engineered to meet the demands of various laboratory settings. Static control seating is available, as well as optional antimicrobial finishes and features that ensure an easy wipe-down. In addition BioFit offers seating options that are clean room rated all the way to Class 1/ISO Class 3. In addition, BioFit works with specifiers to create custom furnishings when needed. For more information, visit www.biofit.com/lab, or call 800.597.0246.    



May 30, 2012

BioFit Engineered Products is recognized worldwide as a leader in durable, ergonomic furnishing solutions to fit just about any workspace. Thanks to the BioFit Ship Now! program, customers can now get shipping of select, custom-built to their specs seating solutions in 72 hours or less.

BioFit’s Ship Now! program, includes the popular upholstered Elite, Eton, Bridgeport and Belize series, as well as the super-tough polypropylene ArmorSeat with UV and anti-microbial features and the molded, self-skinned, puncture-sealing urethane UniqueU. All of these chairs deliver full ergonomic support and are backed by a 13-year warranty.

According to BioFit spokesperson Judy Kolo-Rose, the Ship Now! program is a valuable asset for designers and specifiers across a variety of industries. “For businesses, schools, institutions and organizations that require custom-built seating solutions in a tight timeframe, BioFit’s Ship Now! seating can prove to be a real win-win solution,” she says. “BioFit can provide seating custom built to fit the needs of the end user and ship the order, up to 15 units per day, within three business days of receiving their order (upon credit approval, of course).”

“BioFit can provide solutions to fit just about any workspace—and get seating to you quickly and easily. It is one more reason why BioFit is known for its service as well as its quality,” Kolo-Rose concluded.

Located in Bowling Green, Ohio, BioFit Engineered Products is a leading manufacturer and global provider of LEED-compliant office chairs and stools, GREENGUARD-certified lunchroom and break room mobile tables, multi-purpose carts and specialty products. Visit www.biofit.com/shipnow to see the models that are available through the Ship Now! program, or call 800.597.0246 to speak to a BioFit representative today.



May 18, 2012

BioFit Engineered Products, a worldwide leader in durable, ergonomic furnishing solutions, brings its flair for functionality and design to the web with the newly redesigned www.BioFit.com. The enhanced new site makes it easier than ever to discover BioFit’s full line of seating, mobile folding tables, multipurpose carts and accessories—and ways that BioFit custom-builds every furnishing solution to fit you.

Visitors to www.BioFit.com will find it a breeze to navigate their way to products that transform workspaces by making them more comfortable, more durable and more stylish. The homepage features helpful drop-down menus that present quick access to specific products and environments. According to BioFit spokesperson Judy Kolo-Rose, “We are very excited to provide a site that gets people the information they seek about our vast line of products in as few clicks as possible. Visitors will be pleased with the new search function, searchable by current product name or by previously-used manufacturing code, which brings our already great service to a new level,” Judy concluded.

From education, office and hospitality settings to laboratory, high-tech, healthcare and industrial facilities, visitors can readily locate furnishings that are specific to their working environments and needs.  Enhanced BioFit product pages show features to assist with purchasing decisions including image downloads, spec sheets and more. The BioFit Build Your Own Chair Configurator (BYOC) for the Ship Now! product line—the first in the industry—helps customers design, view and get estimates on the chairs that best meet their specs… and their product ships in 72 hours or less! In addition, the dealer portal has been improved to create a more effective B2B presence for the company’s distributor customers.

Located in Bowling Green, Ohio, BioFit Engineered Products is a leading manufacturer and global provider of LEED-compliant office chairs and stools, GREENGUARD-certified lunchroom and break room mobile tables, multi-purpose carts and specialty products.

Visit www.biofit.com today to discover the all new BioFit web experience firsthand, or call 800.597.0246 for more information about BioFit products. 



September 30, 2011

BioFit Engineered Products, a worldwide leader in furnishing solutions, has recently been awarded several prestigious awards from key industry leaders.

Most recently, BioFit’s SwingSeat™ chair received Buildings magazine’s Grand Prize in Seating Solutions. This distinction was awarded at NeoCon 2011 in Chicago, where SwingSeat made its debut. The unique SwingSeat™ features a swiveling tripod base with pivoting arm that secures to any stable vertical surface, making it perfect for environments where space is at a premium. SwingSeat’s breakthrough design ensures that the chair is always there when it is needed—and out of the way when it’s not. Available in a variety of chair/stool configurations and wide range of upholstery options, this innovative seating solution is also backed by a 13-year warranty.

BioFit’s Afton™ table received Finalist designation in Buildings Furniture Systems and Accessories category at NeoCon. With a flowing S-shape that recalls the river after which it is named, the Afton™ is ideal for a wide range of institutional settings. Constructed with torsion-bar hinges for ease in folding, ToughEdge™ for sanitary cleaning, robotically-welded steel frames, contoured ABS seats, and industrial-grade wheels for better mobility and storage, the patent-pending Afton is GREENGUARD® certified and backed by an industry-leading 13-year warranty.

These awards come hot on the heels of recent Awards for Design Excellence (ADEX), established by Design Journal to recognize groundbreaking design in the furnishing industry. This year’s award went to BioFit’s Avant™ folding table, which features a unique, faceted table-top shape to enhance communication and help users interact better. Available in 10’ and 12’ lengths, Avant features a torsion-bar hinge for ease in folding and storing, ToughEdge™ treatment for sanitary cleaning, and a durable, robotically-welded steel frame, indestructible ABS seats contoured for comfort, and industrial-grade wheels for ease in mobility and storage. Like the Afton, the patented Avant is GREENGUARD® certified and carries a 13-year warranty.

This recent accolade is not the first ADEX award for BioFit—in 2010, BioFit’s Skoop™ polyshell chair was awarded a Platinum ADEX. Design Journal recognized the Skoop as an edgy, yet practical, alternative to conventional multipurpose seating, combining vivid colors and contour with ergonomic performance and LEED® compliance. The Skoop features rugged one-piece shell construction, waterfall front and flexible backrest plus numerous caster, base and performance options. The Skoop is LEED®-compliant for use in commercial interiors and backed by a 13-year warranty.
All of these award-winning designs can be experienced at www.biofiteducation.com. Or call 800.597.0246 to find more about the ways BioFit fits you.



August 11, 2011

BioFit Engineered Products unveils the award-winning SwingSeat, the latest addition to their full line of furnishing solutions for laboratory environments. As a long-standing leader in the development of ergonomic seating, tables and multipurpose carts for a diverse array of work environments, BioFit’s expertise can help ensure a healthier, safer and more productive work environment.

The SwingSeat was developed to overcome obstacles caused by space constraints and other challenges commonly found in specialized Lab environments. SwingSeat features a pivoting arm that can be securely mounted to any wall, casegood or sturdy vertical surface, and its swiveling tripod base ensures ease of movement while in use. According to BioFit spokesperson Judy Kolo-Rose, “In many lab environments, it is imperative that seating is readily available when it is needed. At the same time space is often at a premium. The SwingSeat is designed to be there when you need it and out of the way when you do not.” Available in a variety of chair and stool configurations, as well as a wide range of upholstery options, the SwingSeat features three glass-hub casters and is backed by an industry-leading 13-year warranty.

Winner of Buildings Magazine’s 2011 Grand Prize in Seating Solutions, the SwingSeat is part of BioFit’s complete line of laboratory seating solutions, which are developed with a complete understanding of ergonomic design and enable people to interact safely, efficiently and comfortably with their environments. Ergonomic chairs and stools designed for lab use help ensure a healthier and safer workforce, maintain user attentiveness and increase productivity and performance. They are also available in Cleanroom and ESD options.

In addition, BioFit manufactures a full line of multipurpose carts perfect for transporting supplies and equipment throughout the laboratory. The carts are sturdy enough to move heavy equipment up to 500 pounds, yet are nimble enough to navigate through tight spaces.  Multipurpose carts are available in a variety of shelving configurations to meet the needs of the lab environment and are warranted to last 13 years!

BioFit’s commitment to ergonomics extends through its entire line of seating and mobile folding tables which are perfect for breakrooms, lunchrooms, conference rooms and everywhere that a work area needs flexibility of space use. In addition to being designed to the highest standards of ergonomics, nearly every product in BioFit’s seating and table lines is rated as Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) compliant for use in commercial interiors, qualifying specifiers for LEED building credits. Additionally, all BioFit tables are GREENGUARD® certified for low volatile organic compound emission levels. More information about the SwingSeat, the benefits of ergonomics and BioFit’s complete line of lab furnishing solutions can be found at www.biofit.com.



June 22, 2011

BioFit Engineered Products, a long-standing leader in the development of ergonomic chairs and furnishing solutions, has expanded their utility cart line to better serve workplaces of all types, from offices and workshops to schools, mailrooms or libraries. An excellent solution for today’s work environments, which demand greater mobility and versatility, BioFit’s carts feature heavy-duty welded steel construction, a wide range of shelf configurations and industrial-grade casters designed for ease in rolling on carpet or hard flooring.

BioFit carts are sturdy enough to transport heavy items such as books, AV and computer equipment, tools and parts, and they are nimble enough to use as a mail cart, coffee & refreshment cart or even to transport cleaning supplies. Standard colors include black, almond, gray, silver, red and green; any custom color is available on request. Plus all BioFit carts are backed by an industry-leading 13-year warranty.

“For years, BioFit carts have been used extensively in libraries, universities, and institutions, transporting books, electronic media, and AV equipment. By expanding the available configurations and options, we are now able to help create more mobile, more fluid workplaces,” stated Judy Kolo-Rose, spokesperson for BioFit Engineered Products.

Located in Bowling Green, Ohio, BioFit Engineered Products is a leading manufacturer and global provider of LEED-compliant office chairs and stools, GREENGUARD-certified lunchroom and break room mobile tables, multi-purpose carts and specialty products. 

For more information on BioFit’s products and warranty, visit www.biofit.com or call 1-800-597-0246.



June 21, 2011

BioFit Engineered Products, a long-standing leader in ergonomic furnishing solutions, received Buildings Magazine’s Grand Prize in Seating Solutions for the SwingSeat chair which debuted at NeoCon 2011, North America’s largest design expo and conference. In addition, BioFit’s Afton Table received Finalist designation in Furniture Systems and Accessories. The magazine’s Product Innovation Awards recognize high-performance, aesthetic and functional excellence in products with commercial building applications. The awards were presented at NeoCon, where BioFit garnered considerable attention for its line of state-of-the-art seating, tables and more.

The versatile SwingSeat™ was designed to ensure that the chair is always there when it is needed… and out of the way when it’s not. Available in a variety of chair/stool configurations, the unique SwingSeat features a swiveling tripod base with a pivoting arm that secures to any stable vertical surface, making it perfect for environments where space is at a premium, from hospital charting stations and business centers to industrial settings and even ocean-going vessels. The SwingSeat comes in a wide range of upholstery options, features three glass-hub casters, and is backed by a 13-year warranty.

With a flowing S-shape that recalls the river after which it is named, the Afton™ is ideal for school cafeterias, hospitals, offices, break and lunch rooms, plus a wide range of institutional settings. Constructed with torsion-bar hinges for ease in folding, ToughEdge™ proprietary edging for sanitary cleaning, robotically-welded steel frames, contoured ABS seats, and industrial-grade wheels for better mobility and storage, the patent-pending Afton is GREENGUARD® certified, LEED® compliant and backed by an industry-leading 13-year warranty.

“The Buildings award is an acknowledgement of BioFit’s commitment to providing unique, functional, top-quality furnishing solutions,” stated BioFit spokesperson Judy Kolo-Rose. “Buildings, like BioFit, is dedicated to helping facilities professionals make smarter decisions.  By developing products such as SwingSeat and Afton, we aim to meet our customers’ need for furnishing that’s ergonomic as well as stylish, and that makes us especially proud to accept this very prestigious Product Design Innovation Award!” concluded Ms. Kolo-Rose.

A leading manufacturer in Ohio, BioFit Engineered Products is a global provider of LEED-compliant ergonomic seating, GREENGUARD-certified cafeteria and mobile tables, plus multipurpose carts and specialty products for office, educational, laboratory, industrial, bio- and high tech, healthcare, hospitality and custom environments. For more information, visitwww.biofit.com, call 800-597-0246 or email biofit@biofit.com.



May 13, 2011

BioFit Engineered Products, a long-standing leader in the development of ergonomic furnishing solutions, today announced the debut of SideSkoop, a new seating solution based on the ADEX Platinum-award winning design for Skoop.  SideSkoop, a new, multipurpose side chair brings durability, ergonomics and style to any workspace and is available in a palette of deliciously vivid colors. Designed for use in a variety of settings, SideSkoop is built with the quality that commercial and institutional customers have come to expect from BioFit.

SideSkoop is an ideal side chair for office, meeting, educational and training environments, complements any décor or work environment, from serious business to serious fun. The SideSkoop’s one-piece ergonomically-shaped shell construction is combined with a heavy-gauge, welded steel base available in an array of finishes including chrome, black, neutral, and even custom colors.

According to BioFit spokesperson Judy Kolo-Rose, SideSkoop is the latest in BioFit’s innovative seating solutions for a dynamic workplace. “Organizations today seek comfortable, attractive seating that they can adapt to a variety of settings,” she says. “The SideSkoop is lightweight and stackable while providing the quality, durability, style and comfort that designers, architects, specifiers and space planners need, plus the chairs carry a 13-year warranty.

Located in Bowling Green, Ohio, BioFit Engineered Products is a leading manufacturer and global provider of LEED-compliant ergonomic seating, GREENGUARD-certified cafeteria and mobile tables, plus multipurpose carts and specialty products for office, educational, laboratory, industrial, bio- and high tech, healthcare, hospitality and custom environments. For more information, visit www.biofit.com, call 800-597-0246 or email biofit@biofit.com.



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